(20.) American Board of Medical Specialties
. Creation of the Advisory Board for Medical Specialties.
have supplanted psychiatrists on the front lines" (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on Alcoholism and the Addictions, 1991:1292), the psychiatrists used their scholarship on drug abuse, the comorbidity literature that linked addiction and mental illness, and exclusive training programs in addiction psychiatry to persuade the American Board of Medical Specialties
, the "gold standard" of physician credentialing, that they possessed specialized knowledge on addiction.
The criteria for granting privileges as documented in the medical staff bylaws require that all medical doctors must be board certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties
or the American Osteopathic Association; or for newly trained physicians, that they achieve this board certification within five years of completing their residency.
This is particularly true of those that are not approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties
and eligible for training program approval by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, plastic surgery within the head and heck, and sleep medicine), and therefore already following a prescribed and relatively standardized curriculum.
Eligibility criteria also include certification by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties
(ABMS) or successful completion of a residency training program in any medical specialty; graduation from an accredited U.S.
ACS said the key principals of the statement are consistent with its longstanding advocacy position of promoting an environment of optimal care for the surgical patient who choose to seek surgical care abroad, The principals - *encourage patients to seek care of the highest quality; *encourage patients seeking elective treatment abroad to select health care institutions that have met accreditation standards established by recognized accrediting organizations: and * encourage patients to seek care from surgeons and anesthesiologists certified by their respective specialties through a process equivalent to that recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
in the United States.
TIMOTHY BROWN WAS A LICENSED MEDICAL DOCTOR HOLDING CERTIFICATIONS FROM THE AMERICAN BOARD OF MEDICAL SPECIALTIES
IN DERMATOLOGY AND ANATOMIC AND CLINICAL PATHOLOGY.
It seems that in your six months of intensive research, you overlooked the fact that family medicine is one of the 24 specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
. In your family medicine section, you list a surgical oncologist and an internist with no indication that they are primarily board-certified family medicine physicians.
The boards that the medical community considers to be prestigious are those recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
The American Board of Medical Specialties
is the only accepted certifying organization for medical specialties.
For example, you may want to find out if your surgeon is certified by a surgical board that is approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties
(such as the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, or other national surgical board).
Palliative care is the newest medical subspecialty, having been granted that status by the American Board of Medical Specialties